KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Prof. Dr. Junichi Tanaka from Ryukyu University, Japan

Prof Junichi Tanaka graduated from master of science at the University of the Ryukyus in 1982 and completed his doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Osaka University. He conducts research concerning new bioactive compounds (research on the chemical structures of bioactive substances) from coral reef life (particularly invertebrates) of Okinawa, Indonesia, etc. He also engages in collaborative initiatives with other researchers, both in Japan and overseas on related research (mode of action, structure-activity relationship, biodiversity, biosynthetic genes, etc.). In addition to knowledge on organic chemistry and organic instrumental analysis, he also wants students to have an interest in life sciences. At present he has joint research projects with: the Tropical Biosphere Research Center (University of the Ryukyus); in Japan: OP Bio Factory, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science (AIST), Waseda University, Yamanashi University, Tokyo University, Meiji Seika Pharma, etc; overseas: Pharma Mar, Spain; McGill University, Canada; Lampung University, Diponegoro University, Indonesia; etc.


Prof. Dr. Mohammad Sattar Rasul from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Mohamad Sattar is a senior lecturer and Chairman of STEM Enculturation Center in the Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. His academic journey began with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and a Bachelor of Education with Honours in Technology and Education (Mechanical Engineering) in 1996 from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

Obtain a Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Industrial Engineering & System from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2004 and 2010. His career began as a lecturer from 1987-2012 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at several polytechnics.

His excellence as a dynamic academic expert also recorded the recognition, he has won the Community Involvement Award at the Council Quality Award in 2015 as an academic with a very active community involvement program in 2015. He has also won several gold and silver medals prizes in Innovation in Teaching and Learning from years 2014-2016 as a result of innovation in STEM programs. At the international level, he won the Gold Award and the Best of the Best Award in Innovative Practices in Education and Industry Exhibition 2016 held in University Technology of Malaysia last year (2016)..

In addition, he is also a board members of the Asian Academic Society for Vocational Education and Training (AASVET. He is also the editor of the Journal of Asian Academic Society for Vocational Education and Training (JAVET). Until now he has published 43 articles in indexed journals (ISI WOS/SCOPUS), 50 proceedings of national / international and five academic books. He became Project Leader for a few reseach grant scheme such as the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Knowledge Transfer Program Grant, CLMV Grant (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) Grant, University STEM Research Fund and MARA Research Grant, and ExxonMobil Grant for STEM.

In terms of contribution to society, in strengthening TVET and STEM education he get Industrial sponsorship funds to execute STEM Camp for rural schools, funding from ExxonMobil since 2014 to 2019 to carry out the STEM program in Selangor, Terengganu and Sabah. Besides that, he has also carry out STEM program at the international level, with Cambodia

Areas of expertise: Technical and Vocational Education, Engineering Education and STEM. Education..


Prof. Allan, L. White, Ph.D from the University of Western Sydney, Australia

Allan Leslie White - Dip T (Sydney Teachers College), BA (Macquarie University), MEd (University of NSW), Grad Dip Ed (University of South Australia), PhD (The Sydney University), GAustMS (Australian Mathematics Society), MACE (Australian College of Education).

Prof. Allan White was awarded both Life Membership of the Mathematical Association of New South Wales and an Outstanding Professional Service award from the NSW Professional Teachers Council.

Recently retired as a Professor in Mathematics Education for the School of Education, University of Western Sydney after 25 years in tertiary service. He has a long history of working throughout Australia and South East.

Before working in the tertiary sector, he taught for twenty-five years in primary and secondary schools in three Australian states. At different times he has held the positions of School Principal, Head of Mathematics, Head of Mathematics and Science, and Director of Boarding. He has also worked in special schools for intellectually handicapped and emotionally disturbed students.

Over many years he has been involved in consultancies with many national and international bodies, and has produced over 250 books, research papers and teaching publications. He continues in the roles of editor, paper reviewer, and member of the international editorial panels for many national and international journals. He is a also likes to ride surfboards and he is a published cartoonist.

Currently he works in a consultative capacity with the South East Asian Ministries of Education regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel in Mathematics (SEAMEO QITEP or SEAQiM) in Jogyakarta which is one of the organizations under SEAMEO which has a commitment to improve the quality of mathematics teachers and education personnel.


Prof. Munirah from the University Sains Malaysia

Prof. Munirah currently is the main Contact for the RCE-Penang@USM initiative of the global network of RCEs (Regional Centres of Expertise for the promotion of ESD, established by the United Nations University in Japan and is endorsed by the United Nations. The Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) in Penang focuses on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) which coordinates partnership with key stakeholders to bring about change for sustainability at community level. She also serves on the Asia Pacific RCE coordinating committee as well as a member of the International Teacher Network under UNESCO Chair for Re-orienting Teacher Education for Sustainability. RCE Penang was awarded RCE of the Year by The Sejahtera Project, Tongyeong Korea under her leadership.

Dr. Munirah is the Professor of Mathematics Education at the School of Educational studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Her areas of specialization are: Mathematics education, primary school numeracy and mathematical thinking. Having completed her educational studies at Western Michigan University, USA (B.Sc Mathematics), Birmingham University, England (M.Ed. Math. Education) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Ph.D. Math. Education), she has been working as a faculty member at USM since 1985.

Being an ardent advocate of the importance of mathematical reasoning in problem solving, she endeavours to promote such skills from school level, all the way up to higher education. she has lectured, provided consultancy services and published widely in her areas of expertise. She is the recipient of Malaysia Fulbright Award to Ohio state University, Australia Endeavour Research Award to Australia and also the Commonwealth Association Science Technology and Mathematics Educators Award. Currently she also serves as Editor in Chief for Asia Pacific Journal of Educators and Education (APJEE), which is recently indexed in Scopus.

INVITED SPEAKER

Emma Hankinson, Ph.D from Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

15 years of Sumatra elephant research in Aceh and North Sumatra


Dr. Moondra Zubir from State University of Medan | UNIMED ยท Department of Chemistry

Preparation and Characterization of Jatropha Curcas Leaves as A Biosorbent for Pb(II) and Cd(II) Removal in Liquid Waste